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The '''United States Congress''' is the Bicameralism|bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States|Federal government of the United States consisting of two chambers: the United States Senate|Senate and the United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives. The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election, though vacancies in the Senate may be filled by a Governor (United States)|gubernatorial appointment. Congress has 535 voting members: 435 Representatives and 100 Senators. The House of Representatives has Non-voting members of the United States House of Representatives|six non-voting members representing Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C. in addition to its 435...
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Legislature115th United States Congress
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HousesUnited States Senate|Senate
United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives
Foundation{{start date and age|1789|3|4|p=1|br=1}}
Preceded byCongress of the Confederation
New sessionJanuary 3, 2017
Members535 voting members
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